Careers

Would you like to work for a leading housing services provider? If you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued then we would love to hear from you!

Unison offers staff a range of benefits including:

  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to earnings to eligible staff
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 17.5% Leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that you have the adequate skills to perform your current role, and the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program

Unison offers positions to people on the basis of merit. This means staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities are matched to the position requirements. To apply for any of the roles below, applicants should send a current resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

Unison is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to the safety of both our clients and staff and engaging in a diverse workforce. Unison encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and the LGBTIQ+ communities to join our workforce. 

Current employment opportunities:

Senior Facilities Advisor

Exciting opportunity for a Senior Facilities Advisor to coordinate and manage the services provided to assets.

About the role

The Senior Facilities Advisor is responsible for coordinating the delivery of portfolio-wide planned maintenance activities and overseeing complex facilities management issues, to ensure assets are compliant and organisational objectives are met, while providing high quality services to Unison stakeholders and tenants.

About you

You will demonstrate a professional, dynamic and friendly customer focused attitude. You will be managing all aspects of building compliance, planned maintenance, vacant property maintenance, KPI targets, ensuring the smooth running of contractor operations and assisting in overall service delivery.

You will also possess the following:

  • Excellent communication skills and previous experience liaising between management, contractors and stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to prioritise tasks and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • An understanding of building HVAC, hydronic systems, ESMs and residential building compliance
  • Experience managing contractors and minor works 
  • Demonstrated experience in facilities management related organisation, construction, asset management, property management, owner’s corporation management, aged care facility
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in property or related field.
  • Previous roles in not-for-profit sector will be viewed favourably

On Offer

  • Full-time position, 12-Month Maximum term contract consisting of:
  • Base Salary $92,703 per annum (plus 10% super)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Access to Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option available
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply

  • Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

* Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Project Coordinator

Are you looking to make a significant contribution to our Asset management team? If you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued, then we would love to hear from you!

About the role

The Project Coordinator role is responsible for the day to day coordination and delivery of maintenance and construction projects at existing property assets, including occupied premises.  

About you

You will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to negotiate and influence a range of stakeholders

You will also possess the following:

  • Excellent communication skills and previous experience liaising between management, contractors and stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to prioritise tasks and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated experience and success in delivery of asset management upgrade projects 
  • Tertiary qualification(s) in project management, building and construction or other related discipline
  • Experience working in social housing will be viewed favourably

On Offer

    • Full-time position, 12-Month Maximum term contract consisting of:
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
    • Access to Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
    • Rostered day off option available
    • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply

  • Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

* Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Team Leader, Place Management

About the role

The Team Leader reports to the Manager, Place Management and will work with staff across a number of different teams, both within our social and private businesses to deliver sustainable long-term housing with a community wide focus.

You will be managing and supporting a team of Place Managers comprising Place Management and Housing Support staff, with some office management responsibilities. You will be required to work with staff and management to deliver KPI’s set by both Unison and The Department of Health and Human Services and reporting on these. There is also the requirement to work with clients directly and indirectly to help sustain tenancies and promote a community inclusion and focus, not only tenancy based management.

About you

To be successful, you will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in supervising, supporting and developing a team.
  • Agent representative certificate or willingness to complete one.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Residential Tenancies Act and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Real Estate database experience
  • Department of Health and Human Services  - Tenancy Services experience preferred
  • Experience leading a Team within a housing based organisation
  • An understanding of Social Housing
  • Ability to listen, understand and problem solve issues across a number of different platforms

 On Offer

  • Permanent, Full-time role
  • Salary $92,703 (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 To Apply

 Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au

  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Receptionist and Complaints Officer

An exciting opportunity is available for a Receptionist and Complaints Officer at Unison.

About the role

This role will provide reception services at Unison’s head office, providing the first point of contact for visitors and undertake responsibility for Unison’s Complaints Management system.

This diverse role will include responsibility for:

  • Reception and administrative support
  • Development and maintenance of efficient office procedures
  • Ensuring complaints are registered and complainants receive a timely response
  • Assistance in preparation of reports and submissions to government and other funding bodies
  • Management of productive and sustainable relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

About you

The position will suit someone who demonstrates:

  • Previous experience in reception and office administration
  • Excellent judgement, initiative and high-level attention to detail
  • Exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of Social and Affordable Housing
  • Ability to problem solve and meet work deadlines
  • A proactive, collaborative mindset and demonstrated capacity to work independently and within a team environment.

On Offer

  • Permanent Full-Time role
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program

To apply

  • Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au
  • Only applications that address the Key Selection Criteria will be considered
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

* Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Applications close: Monday 9 May 2022

Compliance and Risk Advisor

An exciting opportunity is available for a Compliance and Risk Advisor in a leading social and affordable housing organisation. This is role would suit someone with a background in compliance and/or risk, ideally in the not-for-profit sector or government.  

About the role

This role is responsible for ensuring systems and processes are in place to meet compliance obligations to ensure organisational accountability, transparency and legislative compliance. Responsibilities include:

  • Production of reports on key performance measures, internal and external compliance requirements
  • Provision of specialist advice on compliance requirements and compliance reporting
  • Interpretation of compliance obligations and contribute to the development of compliance and risk systems, policies and procedures
  • Review and update Unison’s Risk Framework and Risk Register
  • Support the identification, assessment, management, and reporting of key risks.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have experience and/or a strong interest working in the community services sector and an understanding of the culture of the not-for-profit sector, as well as:

  • Excellent conceptual and analytic abilities, skilled in data analysis and interpretation
  • Demonstrated ability to make present complex information accessible to a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a solution orientated mindset
  • Well organised with strong attention to detail

On Offer

  • Permanent Full-Time role
  • Salary package $98K+ (inclusive of super and salary packaging)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program

To Apply

  • Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au
  • Only applications that address the Key Selection Criteria will be considered
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

* Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Private Rental Head Lease Worker - H4F

Unison provides a diverse range of housing services in Victoria, including social housing, affordable housing, transitional housing and owners’ corporation services.

We provide affordable housing, and work to reduce disadvantage and social exclusion for people who have previously been homeless, by helping to create communities around them. Unison assists over 3,500 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Unison is actively recruiting for the following opportunity:

Unison, in partnership with Uniting Victoria and Tasmania and MacKillop Family Services, has recently been funded to deliver the Victorian Government’s Homes for Families (H4F) program in Melbourne’s North and Western regions. H4F will provide medium to long term housing for families who were accommodated in hotels as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic in October 2021.

The Private Rental Head Lease Worker – Homes for Families (H4F) will:

  • secure head leased properties from the private rental market for families who are homeless and referred by a support partner
  • allocate head leased and social housing properties to families who have been allocated a H4F housing and support package
  • manage these tenancies within the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA)
  • collaborate with support partners to stabilise tenancies and secure long term housing outcomes for families 
  • data collection and reporting as required

To be successful for this role you will have:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences OR experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act (1997)
  • Knowledge of mechanisms contributing to, and maintaining, disadvantage/poverty and housing insecurity and homelessness 
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high support needs and challenging behaviours

In return you will join a welcoming and supportive organisation, access excellent learning opportunities and mentoring, a great salary and benefits such as 5 weeks paid annual leave, additional personal leave, access to RDOs, a vibrant Social Club, and more.

If this position sounds like you please apply now to careers@unison.org.au including a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and why you believe you are the person for the role, along with your current resume.

 

Private Rental Access Worker

About the role

The Private Rental Access (PRA) worker will work as part of a small team to secure head leased properties from the private rental market and social housing owned or managed by Unison and to manage these tenancies within the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA). 

Reporting to the Team Leader, this role plays a key part in Unison’s partnership with Melbourne City Mission (MCM) and cohealth, to deliver the Victorian Government’s From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) program in Melbourne’s North and Western regions of our homelessness services.

About you

Successful candidates will possess exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to take direction and work as part of a team.

To fill this position, we are seeking staff who:

  • Are self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Are dedicated with experience in the provision of community housing services - including tenancy and property management
  • Have the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with complex and mental health needs 
  • Have high level communication skills and the ability to work in partnership with services users and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Have the energy and enthusiasm with a positive team-working approach

On Offer

  • Full-Time - Fixed Term role for 12 months.
  • Salary $76,320.27 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply

  • Send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: prapw@unison.org.au.
  • We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please apply immediately. This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

* Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Property Manager

Opportunity to work within our dynamic teams to deliver high quality tenancy and property management services to a diverse range of people.

About the role

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Arranging and participating in house meetings and leading place making events
  • Work closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for clients

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences, or experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Highly experienced in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high and complex support needs and behaviours
  • Ability to listen, understand and act with a solution focused approach
  • Possess a current full Victorian driver’s licence
  • Undergo relevant screening checks

On Offer

  • x1 Permanent, full-time position and x1 12-month fixed-term, full-time position
  • Salary $76,320 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply

  • Find the Full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: pmes@unison.org.au
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Place Manager - Transitional Housing

Exciting opportunity for a Place Manager – Transitional Housing to manage the transitional housing portfolio in Melbourne’s vibrant Western suburbs.

If you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued, then we would love to hear from you!

 

About the role

The Place Manager, Transitional Housing manages Unison's transitional housing portfolio and properties in Western Melbourne. The main objectives of this role are to ensure Unison provides high quality, safe and sustainable housing and that Unison tenants are supported to sustain their housing, and maximise their participation in communities that thrive.

This role reports to the Team Leader, Place Management.

Some of the main duties include:

  • Establish strong relationships with tenants and sustain a successful transitional housing tenancy
  • Work in close collaboration with support agencies
  • Ensure that properties are maintained to a high standard
  • Effectively manage rent for all properties in the portfolio
  • Work with the Team Leader in allocating people to vacancies
  • Ensure vacancy rates are within Unison and DFFH targets 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences, or experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Highly experienced in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high and complex support needs and behaviours
  • Ability to listen, understand and act with a solution focussed approach
  • Possess a current full Victorian driver’s licence
  • Undergo relevant screening checks

In exchange Unison offers:

  • Full-time position
  • Primarily based at Footscray but will be required to travel
  • Salary $76,320 per annum (plus superannuation)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Additional Personal leave annually
  • Access to Salary packaging up to $15,900 tax free
  • Supportive working environment, and access to EAP
  • Access to the Unison Social Club

To Apply

  • Please find the Position Description below
  • Send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au
  • We will review applications as they come in, so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.